Over 150 primary school pupils turned out at Duchy College Stoke Climsland to compete in the final race of this year’s Duchy College Performance Sport Cross-Country League.
Pupils from years three, four, five and six took part in one and two mile courses and represented Altarnun, Coads Green, Delaware, Launceston Windmill, South Petherwin, St Josephs, Stoke Climsland, Trekenner and Tregadillett. The runners were collecting points for individual medals as well as the overall School Cross Country League trophy which is sponsored by Launceston Sports.
Luke Worth, 11 years old from Stoke Climsland School, has really enjoyed the races “especially going through the river and the mud.”
“This was my last race which is a shame, I have really enjoyed been part of the cross country league.”
It has been a very competitive league with many of the runners gunning for the top three positions for each age category from race one. Once again this year, the famous muddy runner course has lived up to its name. The determined runners trudged through bogs and negotiated river crossings throughout the races on their demanding journeys to the finish line.
College Sport Maker, Kate Bourn, said “the organisation of the cross country league is well worth it and I would like to thank all of the runners, teachers and parents for their continued support with the cross-country.”
“The students have behaved brilliantly and had a really great time around all of the courses. If they are happy we are happy, and we look forward to seeing you in September for our fifth year of races. We are looking forward to holding the awards ceremony in a couple of weeks’ time where this seasons winners will be announced.”
Lecturer for Military Academy at Duchy College, Jon Stone, said the cross country league is “a great opportunity for our Military Academy students to assist and marshal the cross country runners.
“It helps the students to develop their confidence and communication skills, whilst also taking control and managing situations. The learners really enjoy the opportunity.”